Keep 911 lines open for Fourth of July emergencies
July 4, 2010
NEW — 8 a.m. July 4, 2010
King County emergency management officials urged residents to keep 911 lines open and to instead call nonemergency numbers for reporting illegal fireworks use on Independence Day.
Find a list of nonemergency fireworks phone numbers here. The site also offers a link to the Office State Fire Marshal’s list of areas with fireworks restrictions or bans, including Issaquah. The site includes a comprehensive list of public fireworks displays, too.
Fireworks pose a fire hazard to property and a safety risk to people using them. Every year, police and fire departments throughout King County respond to numerous fireworks-related fires and injuries.
Every fireworks-related injury and fire should be reported to 911. Complaints about fireworks use and noise should be directed to the nonemergency numbers.